“I see the beauty of the world around me and I wish to share my God given talent with my fellow man.” – Walter Monastyretsky
Walter Monastyretsky is a classically trained professional artist whose specialty is oil on canvas. Landscape, nature and classic still life are among the artist’s favorites, but the classic portrait is his forte. Walter Monastyretsky was born, raised and educated in Ukraine where he became a licensed Pharmacist early on. Yet his love and understanding of art was overpowering and he moved to Kyiv where he attended the Kyiv Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. There he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts. His major was painting and his minor was Art Restoration and Conservation.
Before immigrating to the United States in 1998 Monastyretsky became well known throughout Eastern Europe exhibiting his works since 1981. The artist had received many awards for his outstanding works including “Best Portrait” by the then Ministry of Culture. Since moving to the United States, Monastyretsky’
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The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 W Superior St in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free.
Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the museum's website at http://www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org. For additional information call (312) 421-8020 or e-mail info@UkrainianNationalMuseum.org
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The Ukrainian National Museum boasts a library, permanent collections and extensive archives and an exhibit hall. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and serves as a resource for research, the artifacts and records of the Ukrainian Immigration.